backsaw

noun
back·​saw | \ ˈbak-ˌsȯ How to pronounce backsaw (audio) \

Definition of backsaw

: a saw with a metal rib along its back

First Known Use of backsaw

1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Backsaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backsaw. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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